The table below looks at the statistics for ISEB in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISEB over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 33 34 34
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Contract jobs citing ISEB 12 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 4.10% 2.20% 0.47%
As % of the Qualifications category 19.35% 13.33% 2.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 1
Average daily rate £210 £290 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.58% -17.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.40% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £177.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £107.50 £15.00 £11.75
% change year-on-year
+616.66% +27.65%
ISEB
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Kent region.

Qualifications Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
62 45 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 21.16% 16.48% 19.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 24 26
Average daily rate £313 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £196 £250 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £450 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.53% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 0
Average hourly rate £17.00 £40.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.50% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +21.73%

ISEB
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ISEB across the Kent region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

ISEB Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

ISEB
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ISEB across the Kent region.

ISEB Daily Rate Trend in Kent

ISEB
Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISEB across the Kent region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

ISEB Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

ISEB
Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing ISEB across the Kent region.

ISEB Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

ISEB
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB within the Kent region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tunbridge Wells +2 2 £400 +37.93%
Maidstone - 1 £375 -
ISEB
South East

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Kent region citing ISEB also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited ISEB.

1 13 (72.22%) Finance
2 12 (66.67%) ISTQB
3 9 (50.00%) Test Scripting
4 8 (44.44%) Integration Testing
4 8 (44.44%) Test Strategy
5 7 (38.89%) Regression Testing
5 7 (38.89%) System Integration Testing
5 7 (38.89%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
7 5 (27.78%) Project Management
7 5 (27.78%) AS400
7 5 (27.78%) SDLC
7 5 (27.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (27.78%) Software Testing
8 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (22.22%) PRINCE2
9 3 (16.67%) UML
9 3 (16.67%) Banking
9 3 (16.67%) Local Government
9 3 (16.67%) System Testing
10 2 (11.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (11.11%) Manual Testing
10 2 (11.11%) Test Management
10 2 (11.11%) APMP
10 2 (11.11%) Data Quality
10 2 (11.11%) Data Cleansing
10 2 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (11.11%) Big Data
10 2 (11.11%) Business Transformation
10 2 (11.11%) Master Data Management

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Kent region citing ISEB also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited ISEB. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Open Workbench
2 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.56%) MS Office
2 1 (5.56%) MS Project
2 1 (5.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (11.11%) CA PPM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) IP Telephony
1 1 (5.56%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) Big Data
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) ERwin
1 2 (11.11%) PowerDesigner
1 2 (11.11%) Rational Rose
1 2 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (5.56%) HP UFT
2 1 (5.56%) JIRA
2 1 (5.56%) TestComplete
2 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (72.22%) Finance
2 3 (16.67%) Banking
2 3 (16.67%) Local Government
3 2 (11.11%) Automotive
3 2 (11.11%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (11.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (61.11%) Analyst
2 8 (44.44%) Test Analyst
3 5 (27.78%) AS400 Test Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) Business Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) Tester
5 2 (11.11%) Project Manager
5 2 (11.11%) Test Leader
6 1 (5.56%) Agile Test Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Automated Tester
6 1 (5.56%) Automation Tester
6 1 (5.56%) Banking Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Communications Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Compliance Consultant
6 1 (5.56%) Financial Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) IT Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Manual Test Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Telephony Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Test Manager
6 1 (5.56%) UAT Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) .NET
1 1 (5.56%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) AS400
2 2 (11.11%) Computer Science
2 2 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (11.11%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.56%) Chip Card
3 1 (5.56%) EPoS
3 1 (5.56%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 8 (44.44%) Integration Testing
2 8 (44.44%) Test Strategy
3 7 (38.89%) Regression Testing
3 7 (38.89%) System Integration Testing
3 7 (38.89%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (27.78%) Project Management
4 5 (27.78%) SDLC
4 5 (27.78%) Software Testing
5 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (22.22%) PRINCE2
6 3 (16.67%) System Testing
6 3 (16.67%) UML
7 2 (11.11%) Automation Testing
7 2 (11.11%) Business Transformation
7 2 (11.11%) Data Cleansing
7 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Transformation
7 2 (11.11%) Manual Testing
7 2 (11.11%) Master Data Management
7 2 (11.11%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) C#
Qualifications
1 12 (66.67%) ISTQB
2 5 (27.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (11.11%) APMP
3 2 (11.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) Data Quality
2 1 (5.56%) PCI DSS
2 1 (5.56%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.11%) CA
2 2 (11.11%) IBM
2 2 (11.11%) Informatica
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle
2 2 (11.11%) Sybase
3 1 (5.56%) Casewise